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Axle Grease Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix NE
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 3.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,381 feet
Elevation Gain 222 feet
Accumulated Gain 287 feet
Avg Time One Way 1-2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 4.06
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11  2018-05-06 DarthStiller
8  2018-03-30 RowdyandMe
15  2018-03-18 mazatzal
23  2017-11-02 RowdyandMe
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Mar
Sun  7:20am - 5:19pm
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by RowdyandMe

Likely In-Season!
This trail does appears to be a work in progress. Page stats & route are currently a guess. Hiker beware.

Theoretically 3.1 mile one-way but you start from a temporary connector trail starting at the HV73 marker. I expect the Axle Grease Trail to extended to the trailhead when it's finished.

The trail itself is very nice and fairly smooth. It is a little twisty but the surface of the trail is mostly dirt with very few rocky areas. It also has the Rawhide Wash on the east side of it and a state temporary road on the west. Lots of vegetation which I enjoy seeing and I am sure it will get better with rain.

The Pima/Dynamite Trailhead is not open yet. Even though I got in the Scottsdale Police had to open the gate to let me out. Might be water and restrooms at the trailhead in the future.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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